Photo/Story Gallery 2006

FHP Provides Security for Blue Angels

Lt. Steve Harris, detail commander, in front of Blue Angels planeLt. Evelyn Wyse, assistant detail commander, and Naval SecurityThe Florida Highway Patrol recently provided traffic and security assistance to the United States Navy during the Blue Angels air, land and sea extravaganza held at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. FHP troopers and FHP Auxiliary assisted on the detail.

Pictured left, Lt. Steve Harris, detail commander, in front of a Blue Angels plane and right, Lt. Evelyn Wyse, assistant detail commander, and Naval Security.

The Blue Angels naval aviators demonstrated choreographed refinements of their skill at the air show. The demonstration included the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of a four-plane diamond formation, in concert with fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of two solo pilots. The aviators illustrated the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned six-jet delta formation. The Blue Angels perform nearly 68 air shows at 35 locations in the United States each year. Last year, more than 17 million spectators watched them fly. Since their inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 414 million fans.

Troopers Jack Franks, Darryl Pechin, and Greg Edison
L to R: Troopers Jack Franks, Darryl Pechin, and Greg Edison

FHPA personnel gather during Blue Angels air show.
FHPA members gather during Blue Angels air show.